Professor Guðrún Gísladóttir has her roots in the most ferocious areas in Iceland, Skaftárhreppur and Mýrdalshreppur

As a professor of Geography at the University of Iceland, Guðrún Gísladóttir is in a unique position to observe the impact the volatile Icelandic nature has on the inhabitants and the environment. Guðrún studied geography at the University of Iceland before commencing on post-graduate studies at the University of Stockholm where she completed her Ph.D.

Guðrún now a grandmother herself,  visits the Álftaver and surrounding areas at least once a year .  Photo: Örn Stefánsson